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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Sal

03 January - 14 January 2016

11 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 825,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Sal

03 January - 14 January 2016

A great Mile Makerjourney for any Windseeker who’s serious about getting ocean experience! This long voyage offers you the opportunity to experience the true life of a sailor. You’ll sail down the Atlantic Ocean to Cape Verde. Temperatures will gradually increase as you sail farther south. While on board you’ll be part of the crew, enrolled in the watches. This Journey is for people who like to experience true life at sea. After two weeks at sea you’ll know the ship like the back of your hand! Open to Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years.

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Key points

  • Dates: 3 January 2016 - 14 January 2016
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years
  • Windseekers joining: 54
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now."

    Annette (18), Denmark

You sail on the Alexander von Humboldt II

Shipping type: Bark
Homeport: Bremerhaven (DE)
Date built: 2011
Trainees: 54
Length: 65m
Height of mast: 32,9 m
Sail: 1360 m2

The Alexander von Humboldt II is a sail training ship in every possible way. She was built by and for sail trainers. She meets high safety standards and has modern nautical and technical facilities. The permanent crew members are specially …

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Windseeker logs

  • Exploring Coastal Waters

    Morgenster Exchange@sea, July 2019

    Norway

    – by Trainees and Mentors

    We present to you: the logbook for the Youth Exchange ‘Exploring Coastal Waters’. This is a written account by participants and mentors Sija & Meri, who were in charge of this matter. It tells the story of our time on …

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  • Trainees at the Vega Gamleby

    Advice for the First Tall Ship Sailing Journey

    Windseeker, 12 April 2019

    – by Windseeker & Trainees

    A lot of the trainees who go sailing for the first time wonder what it’s like on board. And who better to answer that question than the people who were in this position a few years back? We’ve decided to …

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